Mahjong, a traditional Chinese game that has gained immense popularity worldwide, has also found its way into the hearts of New Zealanders. This captivating tile-based game combines strategy, skill, and a touch of luck to create an exhilarating gaming experience. The origins of Mahjong can be traced back to ancient China, where it was played by nobles and scholars during the Qing Dynasty.
In Mahjong, players aim to collect sets of tiles based on specific patterns or combinations. The game is typically played with four players and consists of 144 tiles divided into different suits such as bamboo, characters, circles (or dots), winds, and dragons. Each player starts with 13 tiles and takes turns drawing and discarding tiles until they complete their hand.